Company Cooper Tire Europe has been announced the title sponsor and tyre supplier in the competition on the ice rallycross RallyX on Ice 2019, which this year will take the form of week-long racing festival and will be held in three stages from 18 to 23 March at the popular Swedish ski resort åre.
“We have a long and successful cooperation with Cooper Tires in the RX2 series and RallyX Nordic, and therefore are pleased to announce this pioneering and innovative brand as the title sponsor of our festival RallyX on Ice 2019, – said the Director of the RallyX on Ice Series Ian Davies. Due to the new competition format and the three most interesting tracks on the ski resort åre in Sweden, in combination with one of the quick and hungry to win young riders, studded winter tires Cooper will be able to fully demonstrate the company’s expertise in developing top-notch products for all weather conditions and all surface types”.
For the equipment of cars of participants of the competition, known officially as the RallyX on Ice presented by Cooper Tires, tire manufacturers European division of an American company designed a special studded tire, which used the accumulated experience in ice racing and rally Championships the Nordic countries. A new tyre was tested on a specially built near the Arctic circle ice track. During testing, Cooper engineers have tried to optimize the level of grip of the tyres to minimize the damaging effects of spikes on the surface of the ice. This not only minimizes damage to the ice surface of the lake, which will include racing RallyX on Ice, but also ensure the stable operation of the tire in a longer time range by reducing the load per unit area of the contact patch and reduce the loss of studs during operation of the racing tires.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity, by joining our successful experience in the production of tyres for the championship rallycross with our technology ice tires, to develop a new tyre specifically for RallyX on Ice’ – says the Manager on public relations of the company Cooper Tire Europe, Sarah Mcroberts. – This will be a great advertisement for our products. Based on the experience with the organizers of other leagues, we are sure that RallyX on Ice will be an exciting spectacle for fans of rallycross”.
Premiere of a new Cooper tyre for ice rallycross will be held at the International motor show in Geneva, which will be held from 7 to 17 March.